For me, the Sony name will always conjure up an image of a Trinitron TV. There was one in my parent’s living room while I was growing up, and when I got my own place the first thing I bought was the biggest WEGA model I could afford, which led to writing for Engadget.
Sony celebrated its 75th anniversary this week, following the spring day in 1946 when Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita founded ’Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo’, the company that would later become Sony. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a series of articles about our experiences with some of its more interesting and unusual products.
— Richard Lawler
Level’s smart locks will also link up to Amazon’s network soon.
It’s about to get easier to find tracking tags, as they'll work with Amazon's network of devices . keeps low-power, low-bandwidth devices connected even if they're out of your typical WiFi range. It uses the 900 MHz spectrum and Bluetooth, as well as hotspots like Echo products and Ring security devices to extend the network. Sidewalk will be enabled on all compatible Echo devices by default starting on June 8th, but you can .
$60 off AirPods Pro and more.
Woot has the for $190 right now, or $60 off their normal price. While not as low as we saw them during Black Friday, it remains one of the best prices we've seen. If you're not comfortable with , you can grab the AirPods Pro for at Amazon. Also, there are May the 4th deals still going, like these at Williams Sonoma, a trio of which are down to $60 each.
Amazon's latest device sale knocks the price of the Echo Show 5 down to $50 and the Kindle Paperwhite down to $95. Plus, there are still some Mother's Day sales you can take advantage of, like Fitbit's which discounts almost all of its wearables.
Here are all the best deals from the week that you can still snag today, and remember to follow on Twitter for more updates.
What’s the point of Facebook’s Oversight Board?
This week, to ban Donald Trump… with some caveats. Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Senior Editor Karissa Bell about the long-awaited decision, and what it means for the future of Facebook’s “Supreme Court.” Also they dive into Peloton’s very very bad week, and Google’s upcoming entertainment updates for Android tablets.
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I, for one, welcome my new Apollo overlords.
Verizon has to sell its Verizon Media unit — including Engadget — to the investment firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion. Through the deal, Verizon Media, which was once called Oath, which was once called AOL, will be renamed once again, as... Yahoo.
It’ll include not only media sites and brands like ourselves but also big Yahoo properties like Mail, Finance and Sport, with Verizon Media's ad tech assets also included. The deal is expected to conclude in the second half of 2021.